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Thursday, September 28, 2023

Everyone knows (well at least girls know) that on your twenty-first birthday you are supposed to go out on the town and do all the “craziest” dares that your friends could think of. You have all seen it, the birthday kid with a sign around their neck with dares like, “Get 21 phone numbers” or “Take a birthday cake shot” or “ Do a body shot with a stranger”. I understand that now you are 21 you want to show off the fact that you are having your first (legal) drinks, but come on people! Let’s get creative and do actual crazy dares!

Streak through Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

You go there to watch every game, you love your school and you love the football team. Now that your are 21 and there is an obvious correlation between your naked body and football, take this opportunity to run through the field naked, just make sure not to get caught because I am sure that being 21 will not be reason enough for a police officer not to arrest you.

Start a dance party in the middle of midtown

Get out your speakers, put on 50 Cent’s “In da club” and shake that booty right there on University Avenue and see how many people you can get to join you. Who knows, it may end up looking like a John Hughes movie/ High School Musical by the end of the song. Are there many better ways to celebrate your birthday than by dancing on the street with strangers… no, not many my friend, not many.

Be your own stripper

Rent a giant fake cake, get out your best stripper heels, invite the whole school and at midnight dance your little heart out in the middle of the Plaza of the Americas. If you dance well enough, you will probably make a few bucks and after your burlesque debut, you can buy yourself a few drinks!

Take a quick dip in Lake Alice

I mean there are alligators and what not, and keep in mind that is for the really brave of heart. The more that I think about, the more I don’t advise it… but hey, after all those shots, it will sound like an awesome idea.

See, don’t these sound more exciting and original than the usual dares you hear about!? I mean sure, some of these may get you arrested, some of these may be traceable to you and haunt you for the rest of your life, but hey, that is what being young is all about. Just remember one thing, pics or it didn’t happen.

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